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Assessment of Prospective Cancer Risks from Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation

IAEA TECDOC No. 1985

English IAEA-TECDOC-1985 ¦ 978-92-0-137921-4

76 pages ¦ 6 figures ¦ € 18.00 ¦ Date published: 2021

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Description

Artificial sources of radiation are commonly used in the manufacturing and service industries, research institutions and universities, and the nuclear power industry. As a result, workers can be exposed to artificial sources of radiation. There are also a significant number of workers, such as underground miners and aircrew, who are exposed to naturally occurring sources of radiation. This publication, prepared in collaboration with the International Labour Organization, and with reference to IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSR Part 3 provides guidance for individuals and organizations on the assessment of prospective cancer risks due to occupational exposure to ionizing radiation for prevention purposes. It describes cancer risk assessment theory, models and methodologies, and offers practical examples of carrying out these assessments.

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Keywords

Assessment, Cancer Risk, Occupational Exposure, Ionizing Radiation, Cancer, Risk, Occupational, Exposure, Ionizing, Radiation, Manufacturing, Service Industry, Research Institution, University, Nuclear Power, Underground Miner, Miner, Aircrew, Flight Attendant, Pilot, Artificial Source, Naturally Occurring Source, Guidance, Prospective Cancer Risk, Occupational Hazard, Model, Methodology, Cancer Risk Assessment Theory, Radioactive Material, Health Risk, Radiation Exposure, Deterministic Effect, Adverse Tissue Reaction, Cancer Risk Model, Radiation Risk, Modelling Uncertainty, Existing Methodology, ER, Excess Risk, LBR, Lifetime Baseline Risk, CT, Computed Tomography

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